Separating the Ends from the Means: Policy-driven IT Governance

Separating the Ends from the Means: Policy-driven IT Governance


Ray Miller

Specialist Senior, Systems Integration Service Line
Deloitte Consulting LLP

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Management by objectives (MBO) is a systematic and organized approach that allows management to focus on achievable goals and to attain the best possible results from available resources. However, when MBO is applied to governance (governance-by-objective), the result can be fraught with unintended consequences. Decisions to meet targets through whatever means necessary can quickly expose an organization to unnecessary risk and run afoul of regulatory compliance.

While a governance-by-objective approach can foster a culture of “the ends justifying the means”, a policy-driven governance approach decouples issues of organizational mission and purpose (ends) from all other issues (means), placing primary importance on those ends. Policy-driven governance emphasizes accomplishment of mission and purpose through all available means that do not contravene the organization’s declared standards of prudence and ethical conduct. Policy-driven governance guides decision-making to ensure that the organization achieves what it should and avoids detrimental situations, while providing a clear delineation of governance and management responsibilities. When combined with MBO, policy-driven governance provides a synergy that fulfills the foremost business expectation of enterprise IT: enduring business value.

Event Location

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, , 20045

Agenda and Cost:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

7:30 am- 8:00am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast

Registration costs $50 for PMIWDC Members, $60 for non-members. Preregistration is required.

Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Ray Miller

Deloitte Consulting LLP
Specialist Senior, Systems Integration Service Line

Ray Miller is a Deloitte Consulting LLP Specialist Senior with broad knowledge of the IT function and how IT enables the business through effective governance, risk and quality management.  Ray has over 20 years’ experience working with business and IT leadership to help shape and guide the IT strategic and improvement agenda. Specific areas of expertise include formulating enterprise, project, architecture and engineering  governance and risk strategies, mentoring clients and team members in IT frameworks and best practices, and organizing the quality assurance function. Ray’s validated knowledge of key IT processes and industry frameworks include COBIT, ITIL, TOGAF, PMBoK  and ISO. In addition to his CGEIT, CISM, CMQ/OE and PMP designations, Ray is a Senior Member the American Society for Quality, a Silver Member of the ISACA Greater DC chapter and a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects.

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